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CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

KIDS at The Gate is one of the most important ministries at The Gate.

Our mission for KIDS at The Gate is to provide an environment where kids of all ages can encounter God. We want the character of God, the ways of God and the love of God to be real and understood by our kids. It is our desire to partner with parents as their children begin the lifelong journey of discipleship.

Safety and Security: Your child’s safety is our utmost concern. Therefore, in order to provide a safe and secure environment for our children, all children must be registered. First time attendees should register their children at the Welcome Desk in the upstairs Lobby. There your child will receive a name tag and parents will receive a receipt with the child’s quiet call number on it. This receipt must be presented to teachers as children are picked up after the Worship Gathering.

TODDLERS (18 months – 3)

The Gate toddlers experience a safe and loving environment for creative play. Our curriculum is designed to communicate a “Big” thought for the month, which reveals the character of God and helps to lay a foundation in their young hearts. We utilize kinesthetic activities, crafts, bible memory and learning methods to ensure children are engaged and experiencing the “big” idea in every area, from free play to group time. Our team recognizes that we are helping to build a foundation of Christ and supporting parents as they look to impart the truths of Christ to their littles. The truth of God’s word is declared over our young ones through scripture, song and prayer.

PRE-K (ages 3-5)

This energetic and curious age group enjoys creative play with age appropriate stations and activities in a safe and loving environment. We carry our “Big” thought into our Pre-K classes, to ensure children are learning and experiencing a consistent concept in an age appropriate presentation, so siblings and families can reinforce these lessons at home. Our Pre-K class includes intentional movement, character development and life application that is relevant to this age group. Our team seeks to create an atmosphere of discovery, instruction and exploration, including times of worship and prayer.

ELEMENTARY (Kindergarten-5th Grade)

Classes are split up Kindergarten – 2nd Grade and 3rd – 5th Grade. We come together for worship and teaching, then split back up for age appropriate discussion and activities. Through teaching, prayer, worship, creative arts and hands-on instruction, our elementary aged children are learning the truth of God’s word and how it applies to their lives every day. So many kids start a relationship with God during this age group, we want to give them all the tools and resources to help grow that relationship in healthy ways. The Sunday morning experience includes group games, creative powerful lessons and worship. We believe worshiping together as a family is important, so this age group remains upstairs with their families for the entire service every 5th Sunday.

CONTACT

For more information contact Aimee Seidelman, Children’s Pastor at aimee@thegate.cc / 253.227.8099

YOUTH MINISTRY

6-12th GRADERS

In LEGACY Youth, we are a young, passionate group of teenagers, hungry to encounter the presence of God and engage culture in way that radiates His love. We meet regularly on Sunday mornings, and we have awesome youth services on Wednesday nights (6:30-8:00 pm) And in case you’re hungry for more, we also participate in community outreaches, mission trips, worship gatherings, monthly events, family dinner & game nights, prayer walks, campouts, lock-ins and retreats, just to name a few.

SUNDAY YOUTH SERVICE

The LEGACY Youth meet during service following dismissal after worship. Youth service consists of dynamic teaching, with an up-close look at different books of the Bible.

We are currently studying 1 Samuel.

HIGH SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TRACK

Open to all high school students before Service on Sundays from 10-10:45 AM! These 45 minute sessions over a 4 week rotation include teaching and assignments to stretch, encourage and equip in the following areas:

  • Evangelism, Preaching/Teaching, Leading a Small Group, Healing, Prophetic

Next rotation begins in Sept.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT YOUTH GROUP

Every Wednesday, all youth meet together in the youth room for games, worship and teaching. We then split into multiple Middle School and High School small groups for discussion and ministry. 6:30 – 8PM

EVENTS

Every month we hang out together just for the fun of it! Creating an easy open door to invite friends. These events are all about making memories together over some crazy, innocent, usually harmless, FUN!

Sept 17th Drive-In Movie 7-9PM @ The Gate |Watch a movie outdoors! Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Nachos, popcorn, cookies and drinks provided.

Oct 22nd Live Action Clue 7-9PM @ The Gate |Solve a mystery with your friends! Ice cream bar provided.

Nov 13th Turkey Games 10-1PM @ Pinkerton Park |Outdoor games with a turkey!

For more details on any of these events, email rickandchristine@thegate.cc or pick up a flier at The Gate!

WILCO UNITED

High school students from all over Williamson County gathering in worship and prayer for unity and revival in their generation.

Fri Aug 13th 9:15-11:30PM @ the Gate

Fri Oct 1st 9:15-11:30PM @ the Gate

Fri Nov 12th 9:15-11:30PM @ the Gate

RETREATS AND CAMPS

  • High School Winter Retreat – Run Free
  • High School Spring Camping Trip – Spiritual Gifts
  • Summer Rafting Trip 6-12th Grade

$5 MEET UPS

Teens are assigned to a group according to their age for a meet up and bring $5 for food. A leader will plan a place to meet (coffee shop, ice cream, someone’s home) where everyone can get to know each other more!

High School $5 Meet Up Sun Aug 8th 12:30-3PM @ The Wood’s in Franklin |Pizza & Pool Party|

Middle School Boys $5 Meet Up Fri Aug 13th 6-9:15PM @ The Hoover’s in Franklin |Pizza, swimming and an outdoor movie!

YOUTH WORSHIP

We invite youth of all skill levels to join our worship community. We have monthly trainings and practice where youth will be pastored in worship and assigned to teams. Led by Chantel Waltz.

Next Worship Training: Sat Oct 2nd 9:30-Noon  in the Student Center

YOUTH DRAMA

We invite youth of all skill levels to join our drama team! We put together monthly skits for youth group and special dramas for the entire church. Led by Megan Roberts.

PARENT PRAYER

If you have a child in the youth group, we encourage you to join us for parent prayer the first Wednesday of the month during Youth Group, 6:30 – 8:00 PM. It’s so important to us to hear from our parents what they are sensing from God over our group. This is a place to intentionally stop, and pray together over each others kids.  Led by Julie Burnette juliabburnette@hotmail.com

SOCIAL MEDIA

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CONTACT

Questions? Grades 6th-12th Contact Rick Sexton rickandchristine@thegate.cc 714.926.8770